Mandy Foot‘s Captain Kangaroo adventure Captain Kangaroo and the Big Bush Bash is now available in bookstores and online. Captain Kangaroo has assembled his Aussie animal friends for another great adventure, the annual Vintage Outback Race, also known as the Big Bush Bash! You can see the promotional trailer at Captain Kangaroo’s very own website here and more images of the artwork can be seen on Mandy’s website in the ‘Children’s Books’ section. On Saturday, November 17 at 11.30am, Mandy will be at Shakespeare’s Bookshop, Shop 3-7 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga to launch this exciting new adventure. Mandy will be reading to the kids and will have some of the original artwork there for people to see. She will also be signing books.
Sally Heinrich’s novel Hungry Ghosts has been included on Paper Tiger’s 10th Anniversary top ten list of Chinese-themed Australian Books. Check out their list here.
Rosanne Hawke and Vikki Wakefield have been shortlisted in the 2012 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards – Taj and the Great Camel Trek for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature and All I Ever Wanted for The Ether Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature.